Until now we had central heating, which was available 365 days per year. It was always cosy when the weather turned cold and even when we had those cold days in the warmer seasons. However, as with everything, the huge boiler which had supplied the whole community since 1968, just wore out. Replacement was way over budget, so it was decided, for many reasons including the environment, that central heating would be done away with. Instead, air-conditioners were installed in all units and rooms throughout the community.
The weather has finally turned cold, one month into autumn. Time to turn on the air-conditioner for heating. However, I do not know how much electricity it will use and how much my bill will go up. This is of some a concern. The concern is aggravated by the fact that there is a ventilation strip at the very top of the highest window in both the kitchenette and the bathroom. Warm air rising will fly right out. Then there is 15 meters of glass window panes which will allow a lot of heat to escape too. Potentially a lot of money being spent for heat that will not comfort me.
I have been thinking about this and wondering what I should do to correct this situation. Special blinds and drapes are actually quite expensive, and I don't have unlimited finance. Then it came to me that I should be able to cover the windows with some insulating film to lessen the heat loss. I enquired among friends and acquaintances but no one knew anything about such a product. I almost gave up and started looking for other solutions.
However, I believe in God as a loving Father, and thus, I do not think that he would have allowed me to think of this solution if it wasn't available. Therefore I started using the internet and began with the most basic question, "What can I put on my windows to insulate them?" It is amazing what came on the screen. There are so many ideas and products, that it took me a couple of hours to refine my search to the most efficiently appealing products. Those that gave the prices on the websites, show that for relatively little money I can obtain the insulating film and stick it onto the window, either for year round, or just for winter, and reuse the following year.
This is an amazing result. You see, I could have listened to friends and acquaintances and followed their advice. It is true though, that the supernatural does exist, and that God as creator of it all, speaks to us and leads us into the best way to go. It has again strengthened my faith to keep going his way.